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words, one big, vast cost-saving measure. a politician in britain tonight said, it's a smoke screen. if it is, then once again, the murdoches have played their hand extremely well. >> you talk about a smoke screen and the politicians there. politicians are on the run from this, aren't they? some of them in the past have been very fond of having murdoch publications endorse them, get behind them. now they're trying to say, we've had nothing to do with the man behind the curtain. >> yes, and you see, the thing is that parties from both sides, the labor party, for example, the socialist labor party could never have got elected, perhaps, originally, if the "sun" newspaper, the murdoch staple, hadn't supported them. they always needed them, david cameron, needed the "sun" to come back on to his hands. david come cameron is close friends with rebecca brooks, the editor during this scandal, and is now the top executive. what hugh grant said to me yesterday, basically, the actor, is, it stinks. the stench of collusion between government, politics, media is so entrenched here that one this n
's a big question. they clearly can't have an opening in the treasury secretary's post right now. so it would leave the white house and the administration in a lurch if he were to, you know, really plan an exit without a clear succession plan. but treasury secretary geithner is clearly exhausted. >> but that is exactly why it stee seems to me so odd. it sounds like what people are expecting out of this white house when it comes to economics these days, so maybe it's just par for the course. jeff, does it strike you as just kind of bad politics, bad timing? what's your take on this? >> i don't think anyone in the world cares much who's the treasury secretary. people care that the economy is not recovering, and he is the leading representative of it other than the president himself. things were getting better in may. they stopped getting better. this is a problem in substance, and it's a problem politically. shuffling around the boxes doesn't matter, but the lack of a sense that anything is getting better or there's a plan to get things better is a big, big problem. >> jeff, there's ab
was always striving for a big deal. from the speaker's perspective, the white house at the last minute from their view moved the goal posts. they -- what it sounds like, not only comes to some agreement on a framework, but they were talking real details on some of these proposals, having to do with cuts and spending cuts and medicare and enconstitutitlemen all that. after this agreement that they have come to -- it had reached, they say the white house moved the goal posts. and in their view, speaker bane her to step back, take stock of the situation and really look at the calendar very seriously. as he said had, to do something because the white house's vision was not in line with that of congress. and that's why speaker boehner has now made this very aggressive move saying he's now just working with congress on this. >> jessica, we're running very tight on time tonight. i want to get through a lot fast. is there a sense when you look at the numbers that both sides talk about, even if you take their conflicting versions of what happened, i had the sense they were both talking about really
to that. what i was thinking about today, in one sense, no. it doesn't matter which plan. a big investor think both plans are really band-aid plans and none of them deal significantly with what i like to call the big three. medicare, medicaid and social security. in the short material, either deal will probably be enough. really interesting this afternoon, when i was talking to an investor who had met with the ratings agency at standard & poors talking about the downgrade. could it raise interest rates the same way a potential default could. they said the boehner plan probably wouldn't hit the hurried tol prevent a downgrade. even if that was reached, you could still get a downgrade. it is unsure whether that would happen. the reid plan, even though a lot of the parts of that are seen by many as gimmicks, probably would pass that hurdle and you wouldn't get that immediate downgrade. that's an interesting distinction. >> stand by for a moment. i want to bring back kate and jessica. there is a harry reid plan and a john boehner plan. given the stakes involved, why not have these two gentle
to look at it. if i can dial out for a minute and give you a big picture perspective, despite this tit for tat and all this political spinning going on, there is still a meeting scheduled at the white house tomorrow, as far as we san antonknow, all sides are planning to come here and they will be discussing detailed spending cuts and for the first time, this discussion of tax changes. will there be revenue on the table, a major controversial issue. despite all this, there could still be potential progress towards one of these deals tomorrow. we'll see. >> you answered my last question. we'll check back with you later on. they might want to start with decaf tomorrow. >> let's go to our top story now. this is an important thing for all of us to be aware of. this in-depth look at the rupert murdoch scandal as it begins to reverberate in america. we thought it might and indeed it has. murdoch withdrew his bid for bskyb amid the most disturbing allegations that emerged. according to a british paper, journalists from the news of the world approached a new york private investigator to buy pho
the murdoch family what they created here. this is an empire and a big, bad thing to rip that away. and we should say this. there have been plenty of other journalistic scandals in the past and the reason they've been scandals because people haven't done their jobs and run things up the chain of command and haven't been aware of them and whether that is jason blair at "the new york times" or problems cnn had the past with the famous tail wind situation, where people didn't know what they should have known, that's what happens. but at some point, people have to take responsibility and decide what kind of company they want to run and what they want it to be. >> i have never run a company, and you talk to the boss every time. usually the standard answer, i let them hire people, and let them do their thing, and stand back. in this day and age, when you have these sorts of scandals and so many people under you, and big conglomerations, you can't be that hands off. you cannot not have clothes. >> i do think that a person who runs a big company can't be responsible for every big decision. >> but,
, thank you so much for joining us. if we don't get a deal out of washington before the big bad debt ceiling deadline, one of the guys you can blame or thank, depending on how you see it, is congressman joe walsh, a republican from illinois. he's one of those freshmen who rode the tea party wave into washington last fall. we mentioned them a moment ago. he spoke out against a compromise at a tea party rally in washington earlier today. listen. >> i'm a freshman. maybe i'm naive. but i don't think unless we force -- unless we force republicans and democrats to balance their books every year, they won't. the only way we can do that is to force them. the only way we can force them is to put a balanced budget amendment in the constitution. we have to do that. we can't yield. >> and congressman walsh joins me now live from capitol hill. congressman, welcome back to the show here. listen, you know what i'm hearing more than anything around d.c., people are saying about you and some of the other people who are really holding the hard line here, don't these guys know how to take a win? becau
connell is also catching flak. presidential candidate newt gingrich called it an irresponsible surrender to big government and continued overspending. are the republicans handing the president a hot potato or a blank check? we'll have more on that. first, here are the other stories we're looking into tonight. the ultimate game of hide and seek. the cia in pakistan using dna to track the most dangerous terrorist in the world. >> sounds like it's straight out of a spy novel. >> but the story is fact not fiction. and republicans held hostage by the tea party. i'll ask one of their leaders, dick armey, will their hard-line position on the debt ceiling take down the gop, along with the rest of the country? then off with his head. in england, that's how parliament once dealt with the king. now they're after the head of another great empire. will rupert murdoch keep his crown? we'll discuss that later. now back to the top story, the partisan gamesmanship ramping up in debt ceiling talks. did they accomplish anything tonight? >> i wish i had a different answer than i had last night but again no breakth
has to do that for us. so it is going to be a big change for some folks. >> stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back on board -- >> let's go take a look at the air look. >> sure, we'll take a look in the air lock. crawl about 12 feet. i'm going to drag these cables in, too. on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of "discovery," dozens of astronauts in spacesuits have been at this exact vantage point waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> grab the hand hold here and then just keep coming, put a hand up here, and can you pull yourself right on up. >> we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space you'd just float your way up. i'm allowed the privilege of the commander's seat. there's a lot of buttons here. i guess i shouldn't touch. >> john, here we are on the flight deck of "discovery." the commander sits in the left seat. >> right. >> the pilot sits in the righ
harry reid speak moments ago, a big thumbs down over there, and then -- then -- we will move on. but the number of votes on either side really doesn't matter so much as this number. the number of days and hours now left until the money runs out. this is what we've been warning about for weeks and weeks. still, the vote today was enough to al lookout low the republica spike the ball into boehner's court. and he did so with a vengeance. >> i struck my neck out a mile to try and get in agreement with the president of the united states. i stuck my neck out a mile. and i put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. a lot of people can never say yes. this house has acted. and it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle, put something on the table. tell us where you are! >> well, over in the senate, what they are putting on the table is mr. boehner's bill. they'll kill it over there. that's under way right now. we'll let you wln voting is done on
the same conclusion the jury did. >> the prosecution did not prove their case. the big question that was, you know, not answered, you know, how did, you know, caylee die. i think there was probably a lot of discussion that it was probably a horrific accident that dad and casey covered up and unfortunately did so and it got away from them. it was such a horrific accident, they didn't know how to deal with it. the family appeared to be very dysfunctional, and instead of admitting, you know, there was an accident, they chose to hide it for whatever reason. >> the casey trial brought out the worst in many people. there were ugly scenes during the course of the trial as people actually got into shoving matches in their powerful desire to get a seat to watch the show. and that's what it was to many people -- a show, a reality show on steroids. did the media play a role in that? casey anthony's defense attorneys think so. >> i hope that this is a lesson to those of you that have indulged in media assassination for three years, bias and prejudice and incompetent talking heads saying what would b
perception losing less. because they keep talking about doing the big deal. so the public is blaming the white house less and blaming republicans and congress. but that doesn't get anybody anywhere. they still have to figure out a package. we're no closer at this moment. >> are all the problems we had last week, week before, yesterday, four hours ago, we still have all those problems? we're just talking about another maneuver and push it down to road. >> what's fascinating is i continue to hear these outsiders who don't work in washington describe this as washington as it works. there's always a mess in washington and they come together at the end. it's a normal washington process. and i'm talking to a lot of old washington hands who have been here for decades and they are calling this one as abnormal washington process. the difference with this one is that there are these new freshmen in the house of representatives that don't care about getting re-elected. you cannot sweeten this deal. you cannot win them over by adding something to the vote, really. and they don't know how this is
targeted. only $850 billion in deficit reduction as opposed to the $1.2 trillion they were targeting. a big problem. they're now scrambling to rewrite the bill and it is unclear what will really happen. they were spending all day today trying to sell the bill to their members, gloria. not rewrite it'll. >> so what happens? we weren't sure he had the votes before to pass it in the house. now it looks even less likely, right? >> definitely seems like more problem, more headaches added to the speaker's plate. unclear. what we were told as this was happening, they were aiming for a vote tofmorrow. unclear. definitely, very easy to understand that it would be even a bigger problem selling this to house conservative who's were already complaining that this bill didn't go far enough. >> and clearly, kate, the speaker does not want to lose. so thank you very much. and stay on top of that story. it is important. meanwhile tonight, we're getting some mixed messages out of the white house, too. just a short time ago on cnn, white house communications director dan pfeiffer told jessica yellin that pres
the president of our country that? >> you know what, these are important times, we're debating big, passionate issues. when my president, when your president, goes on tv and says that he's going to have to start pulling social security checks on august 3rd, he's not being truthful with the american people. so, you know, look. i'm tired of politicians all over the place who don't talk straight and just say what they believe. let's cut through all the crud and try to solve issues here. let's quit being political. and i think that's all this president's been doing. >> you think the talk about social security was essentially a scare tactic? >> absolutely. we know -- and this is -- this is what they began a few months ago when they began talking about this notion of default. they know, we know, there are plenty of government revenues to service your debt, to service our debt when august 2nd comes and goes, if it comes and goes. same thing with social security checks. and my fear is that he's going to continue down this line and try to scare military families. and try to scare families who have stud
are not voting for the plan, is that correct? >> no, sir. >> why not? >> not good enough. we have a very big problem. i appreciate the speaker's effort to try to get something through when you have a senate that won't have a debate, but we need a bill that solves the problem long term. i don't think it does enough. i'm optimistic we can still do a better job to solve our nation's problems. >> have you been called in by the leadership this afternoon? >> i have not been called in. i made it clear early on i think we can do better. >> what are you hearing from the republicans? i think we need you to join with us. specifically, what are they saying? >> this is very important. this is the only thing that can happen. then we hear a word that may be tabled in the senate, again. my concern is with the senate that refuses to vote on any plan. the balanced budget amendment has to be done. when we hear about downgrades and defaults, my concern is a bill like this is not good enough to avoid a downgrade. >> is there anything that would satisfy you now? if the speaker said i need to know what you want, w
this? >> the big box office will be rupert murdoch, one of the world's most powerful media moguls, sitting in front of members of parliament in the british house of commons, being cross-examined essentially about what he knew at news international, news corp, about this phone hacking scandal, we are expecting to hear much less from rebekah brooks, former ceo of news international. editor of "news of the world" as with she's already been arrested so there is a police investigation into her conduct and her -- what she's been up to. and so she's going to be much more con stained as to what she'll be able to see legally to the mps, who will be asking questions. also constraints on what the mps can ask rebekah brooks. they don't want to jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation into what brooks may or may not have done. an interesting day to watch tomorrow. >> matthew chance in london tonight, thank you very much. >>> now more on in-depth coverage. together with sean hoare, paul mcmullan was one of the first to go on record alleging illegal activity. he was a features executive. wh
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't he go back stronger. >> reporter: let's not mix a lot of different things into one big pot. the poll you referred to was a poll that was done the day after dominique strauss-kahn's arrest. it was a poll that was faultily done. it was declared illegal and done as people were still trying to adjust and absorb the reality that one of the most powerful men in the world who could have been president could have committed such a crime as he was about to announce his nomination. so, i disregard the importance of that poll that said early on that a majority of the french thought that he might have been the victim of a plot. as for france having different sexual morays, seduction is not criminality, seduction is playful, should be enjoyable. committing a violent crime against a woman which was what was alleged to have happened is appalling for any french person. and so one has to make that distinction. what is the bridge between seduction and a violent crime is the potential abuse of power which is -- which is also something that is endemic in french life. >> you make a point that's what's eve
thought it was a big mistake. on the other hand, i have to say distilling it down, we listen to the shrill conversation. a definite sense that despite it all, the system has worked. hard to say after this week. somehow the system worked. thank you for joining us. up next, leadership in washington. it's as rare as intelligent conversation from cable television. or when you're distracted? when you're falling asleep at the wheel? do you know how you'll react? lexus can now precisely test the most unpredictable variable in a car -- the driver. when you pursue perfection, you don't just engineer the world's most advanced driving simulator. you engineer amazing. ♪ you engineer amazing. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> we avoided total bankruptcy, wow. that's now the pathetic goal that our elected officials on bot
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